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NVQ Assessor Training Courses.

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by Kustom48, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Hi all,
    I've been following this topic via other posts and I am also looking atattempting to get into FE /NVQ/ Modern apprenticeship assessing or similar.
    Are there any companies that specialise in training assessors for theses types of role ?
    I have a PGCE and been told that I don't have to get or need the PTTLS qualification as my PGCE is from 1988, but would it help me to have this ?????????????
    Lots of conflicting info around this area, if I do really need PTTLS what do I do to obtain it and where, as I live in rural west Norfolk and out of the education world now for 3 years.
    Looking forward to some helpful replies, fingers crossed!

  2. aw27

    aw27 New commenter

  3. aw27

    aw27 New commenter

    AAAHGGG! I typed a whole message and TES lost it! Grrrr.
    Basically you dont need PTTLS, CTTLS or DTTLS if you have a PGCE and you can do assessor training without these.
    I looked earlier this year into it and the info I found on the net indicated that there were a number of private companies who provide the NVQ assessor training course (about 3 months?) for around £400.
    If you have a local training provider I'd ask them if they do it or if they can point you in the direction of someone who can.
    Sorry its brief, I'm sure others can give you more info!
  4. Georgia99

    Georgia99 New commenter

    I have PGCE and used to work as an (unqualified) Assessor. They did not require me to do any other form of teaching qualification.

    There are two routes to getting qualified as an Assessor, the first is to get a job with a company as an unqualified Assessor like I did and they will put you through the qualification. I will add that it is quite difficult to get a job as an unqualified Assessor, you also have the issue that if you leave within about a year of doing the qual you have to pay the fees for the course to them. Your second option is to fund the qualification yourself. Colleges tend to be c£400 but you have to find the 2 candidates you will need to assess and that can be tough believe me. Private companies charge about £650 and again you have the problem of finding candidates.

    The only company I have found who offer the qualification and the 2 candidates needed to qualify are a company called Bright Assessing and they charge £850. You can apply for a career development loan for the course or they allow you to pay in installments over about 5 months.
  5. Hi
    I am the marketing manager for Bright Assessing and I can confirm that anyone who wants to become an assessor will need to be qualified, very few providers/colleges will take on unqualified assessors.
    We offer the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement which is the most up to date assessor qualification you need to become an assessor, although if you are not already a qualified teacher but are working for any funded organisation you will need to do Ptlls as well. This qualification is sometimes referred to as TAQA or AVA award.
    At Bright we offer this course online and we provide the candidates for you and we even help you find work afterwards. If you want any further information on assessing please visit our website on www,brightassessing.com or speak to one of our course advisors on 08451162585.
    There is a definate shortage of qualified assessors needed in all subjects across the whole country!

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